Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age


In His Care,
The Members of St. James



Site Under Construction!

If you are a visitor to our page - we are so pleased to have you visit us!! You can view our calendar and announcements to see the activites taking place within our congregation.

We are in the process of updating our wesite (all of our Ministries pages with current events, team pictures and event pictures, our staff profiles, etc.) so please be patient with us and check back often for any changes! You are welcome to view them now, but please keep in mind that most of our photos are dated. We are a work-in-progress!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. We hope you are able to come by and see us in person!

Have a blessed day!

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request during regular church office hours (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., M-F), please call the church office at 765-662-3092 and the request will be shared. If there is a prayer request need after church office hours, please call Jerry Whitton at 765-667-9991. He will share the request with everyone. If you would like to be included on the email list, please provide the church office with your email address.

Mid-week Bible Study / Worship

We are keeping Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. as a time for Christian fellowship around God's Word.

Please consider making Thursdays a time of gathering around God's Word in Christian fellowship.

J.A.M.- Starts September 26, 2018!!

J.A.M. - Jesus And Me is our make-over of the Awana program. To better conform to our church's teachings, we are once again offereing  J.A.M. as our program for children to grow in Christ through Bible story time, through friendships, activities and refreshments. This program is open to children ages 4 years through 6th grade and will meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the gym.

From the Evangelism Team

  • What has God done for you this week?
  • What have you done this week for God?
  • What has God shown you this week?
  • Who can you share the answer to these questions to?
  • Who might be blessed by hearing the answer to these questions?

There are people all around us who need to hear the Good News. We all need to share!

Friendship Call Ministry

Below is a list of those that could use a visit, card or phone call:

  • Penny Schroder, 1109 E. Marshall Street, Marion, IN 46953, (phone) 662-2727
  • Jean Titus, Rolling Meadows Health & Rehab, 604 Rennaker St., Room 112, LaFountaine, IN  46940
  • Mel Aldridge,  612 W. 12th Street, Apt 210, Marion, IN  46953

Please contact the church office if there are any additions to this list.

Music Ministry

Anyone desiring to join their voices together through song in Choir is encouraged to contact Lynda Crestinger. The Choir practices every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Our Praise Team meets weekly as well, under the direction of Michael Dennis. Would you like to sing with the Praise Team on Sunday mornings or play your musical instrument for the 10:30 Worship service? Please contact Michael Dennis with your interest.

Kids Hope USA

The new school year is well under way. There is a huge need at Kendall for more mentors. It takes very little of your time, and the blessings you receive are far greater than the time put in. Training takes about 3 hours and you meet with your student for 1 hour a week for about 25 weeks. That's just a little more than 1 DAY out of 365 days. Please prayerfully consider joining our KIDS HOPE program as a mentor. For several months there has been information regarding a plan to help support and encourage the staff at Kendall. Sign up sheets are at the Welcome Station. Please consider volunteering to help us in this endeavor. It will take more than just our present group of KIDS HOPE volunteers to accomplish this. 

Ministry Outreach Opportunity

Andrew Sprock, the director of CIRCLES, a program in Marion that is designed to assist families in poverty learn how to break that cycle, needs groups or individuals to prepare a meal once per quarter to feed those that attend the groupo meeting. In the summer, this would be about 30 people; in the fall and winter, about 50. These meals could be prepared in advance of the 6:00 p.m. meal or could be cooked in the full kitchen where the meetings take place, at the New life Community Church on 10th street. Andrew also asks that table service and drinks be provided.

We have many active groups that do many and varied ministries at St. James, such as JAM, the Youth, Forever Young, the Women's Ministry and many Men's Ministries. If this is something that your group would want to be involved in, even once, please contact Linda Wilk. Andrew also extended the invitation to stay for the program.

Lutherans for Life

The mission of the Lutherans for Life is "Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life". We want Lutherans to be educated about Life Issues and how God wants us to respond when our modern culture decreases the value of Life. Lutherans for Life supports a culture of Life; all human life is precious. June was membership renewal month. For individuals who are members, we hope you sent your renewal letter. For those who wish to become members, please pick up a membership brochure at the Welcome Station. Membership includes the quarterly publication "Life Date" and part of your donation supports our local Life Chapter. For more information check out our website at www.lutheransforlife.org.

Pregnancy Help Center

The Pregnancy Help Center in downtown Marion offers a variety of free services to families of Grant County. Some of the services offered include: Pregnancy tests, One-on-One mentoring, Sexual Integrity, Earn-While-You-Learn, post-abortion Bible Study, and (men only) The Journey Ahead. Katie Willman has taken the role of CEO at the Help Center. Information and brochures are located on the tract rack in the Church narthex. The Help Center's website is: www.mypregnancyhelpcenter.org and their number is 765-664-4467.

LWML Mite Boxes

An ongoing ministry at the Welcome Center is our LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) cross filled with Mite Boxes. Simply take a mite box home, fill it with coinage and return it to the cross. The money is used for world-wide misstions of the LWML.

Families Helping Families

Our Families Helping Families Ministry Team is seeking everyone's help to let us know when someone from the St. James family is facing surgery or confined at home with an extended medical problem.

Our Ministry will bring them a main food dish, along with our prayers for a speedy recovery. Elda Ivey is the coordinator. Please phone her at 765-674-6582 if you know of someone facing a need.

We welcome new cooks; to add your name, please contact Elda.

Food Barrel

The blue food barrel that is located in the church narthex has been empited for the fourth time since the beginning of this year. The contents of this fourth barrel were taken over to the Salvation Army food pantry. Please continue to "feed" our barrel by picking up a few extra food items when you go shopping. Cereal, peanut butter and toilet paper are sought after items. Thank you for helping to fill the hunger needs of others.

   December 2018   
Upcoming Events


Community Men's Breakfast
7:30 AM
Meet at IHOP. Speakers are brought in for topics, as well as for a time of prayer.
Bible Search
Marion, Indiana


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